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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 40,000!!

wow 40,000! Crazy. Hopefully some of the engineers can post some of the hard numbers on bandwidth / user numbers / disk usage etc. i'm sure the numbers would be hard to fathom!

I do know timeline-wise the shows just keep coming in regardless of the fact that all known sources for a lot of bands were uploaded long ago. here's a timeline I've been keeping track of:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=56017

Project starts in aug/sept 2002 ...

10,000 shows
March 26, 2004
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=13564

16,000
Aug 31, 2004
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=21086

20,000
Feb. 3, 2005
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=28212

25,000
July 21, 2005
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=39351

30,000
Feb. 13, 2006
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=56017

35,000
May 13, 2006
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=61084

and now, 40,000 on November 22, 2006. That 35,000 happened right before the big 'server switch' to the new LMA system, so maybe that slowed down people's uploads, but people caught on how to use the new system. Let's shoot for 50,000 shows before Fall 2007!

The Live Music Archive rocks! Long live free live music supported by the bands.

Tyler